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Treating PCOS: Starting on Pills (Diane-35)

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I’m taking Diane-35, birth control pills, to treat my PCOS and get back the skin that I had before I had PCOS.

I know I’m just starting my first packet of pills, on my 3rd week, but honestly, I’m quite excited to wait for its result.  ^_^

My OB-GYNE said that if I’m treating acne because of my PCOS, I should use Diane-35.  It is said that Diane is used to treat certain types of acne in women.  This medication works by regulating hormones that affect the skin.  Of course, right now, I haven’t experienced any drastic changes on my skin.  Let’s see on my second pack of pills. ^_^

Although I haven’t seen the result on my skin, I’m experiencing the pills’ side effects: vomitting, appetite changes, breast pain, and brown discharge.  But not too frequent, I only vomited once and the discharge was 5 days.

So, I searched for more possible side effects Diane 35 can bring.

  • abdominal cramping, or bloating
  • appetite changes
  • breast pain, tenderness, or swelling
  • brown, blotchy spots on exposed skin
  • dizziness
  • gain or loss of body or facial hair
  • increased or decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
  • nausea
  • swelling of ankles and feet
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • weight gain or loss
  • headache
  • brown discharge

What I noticed since I started drinking Diane-35 is my mood change.  I suddenly get hot-tempered most of the time.  That wouldn’t be good for me since I personally take care of my Little Zoie.  With only a few side effects, I decided to see my OB tomorrow to consult about the brown discharge and vomiting.  Let’s see if she’s going to prescribe another alternative for my acne problem caused by PCOS.




Mommy Bonz


  1. Krizza

    Diane-35 is a type of birth control pill that has a dual role of fighting acne. According to, Diane-35 prevents excess oil and greasy skin by regulating the hormone androgen.

    26 . Apr . 2012
  2. Myrtle

    I do take a pill too.. What is the use of Diane35? I’m kinda interested with it.

    26 . Apr . 2012
    • bonz

      Hi Myrtle,

      my ob-gyne prescribed me diane 35 because of its ability to fight acne. other than that, i suggest you should ask your ob first before taking any pills.

      12 . May . 2012
  3. Liz

    According to, Diane-35 prevents excess oil and greasy skin by regulating the hormone androgen.

    27 . Apr . 2012
  4. Jam

    These Diane-35 is a type of birth control pill that has a dual role of fighting acne. Thanks that you’ve shared.

    28 . Apr . 2012
  5. Rosemary

    I take the pill too… Not Diane-35 but… Those are some pretty annoying side affects. Sometimes you have to just push through as your body gets used to the changes. Perhaps the side effects will subside and you’ll begin to see the real benefits… Keep us posted.

    13 . May . 2012
  6. sanya

    i just started diane 35 and am a bit nervous because of all these rules. what should i do?

    15 . Nov . 2012
    • bonz

      I suggest you see a doctor, OB-GYNE, first before taking it.

      19 . Nov . 2012
  7. Sab

    Hi bonz! Just wanna ask if ur ob prescribed u an alternative pills since u experienced brown discharges? I was diagnosed with pcos too. My ob gave me diane-35 too. I started taking it on my first day of menstruation as advised by my ob. I had bloody discharge for a day 2 days before I can finally consume my 1st set of pills then brown discharges for 5 days now. Is that normal? Thanks! Hoping for a response. Thanks much and GOdbless!

    11 . Jan . 2013
    • bonz

      Hi Sab,

      My OB didn’t prescribed me with an alternative pills. The brown discharge was normal because of the pills making changes in our body, but it should be only on your first pack. If you still continue to experience brown discharge on your second pack better to see your OB again, I suppose she’ll be prescribing you with a different pills to take.
      Thanks for the visit.

      11 . Jan . 2013
  8. Sab

    Hi bonz! Thanks much for taking time answering my query. Great help indeed! GOdbless!:)

    11 . Jan . 2013

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